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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
at hunter college. mitt romney delivered what appeared to be a pretty stunning victory in the first presidential debate wednesday night. he did this by using a time tested tactic that came as a surprise because it usually happens during the conventions, moving to the middle. at times, romney even got to the left of the president simply by denying, disowning, or apparently abandoning many of the policies he has spent many of the last years competing with. if he was caught off guard on wednesday, by thursday they had adjusted to the new entrant in the race, romney 2.0. at a rally president obama marvelled at the new software upgrade. >> when i got on the stage i met this very spirited fellow who claims to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy and yet the fellow on the stage last night looked like mitt romney said he did not know anything about that. >> also on thursday mitt romney took another huge step in his unfolding jour
Oct 14, 2012 5:00am PDT
republicans used repeatedly in making a case for a romney presidency. >> mitt romney, his experience, his ideas, his solutions is uniquely qualified to get this job done. at a time with a jobs crisis in america, wouldn't it be nice to have a jobs creator in the white house? >> that's the heart of his candidacy. he knows how to create jobs. romney points at his career in the private sector. binge capital specialized in debt buyouts, company that is result in bankrupt, and layoffs. he focuses instead on the few start ups he helps provide funding for, companies we recognize like sports authority and staples. the problem with spotlighting those businesses is their success hinges on a premise that is unpalettable as private equi equity. they explain efficiencies of sales, offer goods and services of small businesses but lower costs. staples keep their costs low by offering low wage sales associates jobs of $9 an hour. the national employment project named staples as one of the 50 low wage employers in the country. on one hand, they contend that small business are the engines of the economy. on
Oct 20, 2012 5:00am PDT
of the electorate. the morning after president obama stepped off the stage with mitt romney where he trumpeted the signing of the lily led better fair pay act, he went to iowa saying women should get equal pay for equal work. governor romney was saying president obama had failed women. we'll talk about his binder issue. even though it's not being talked about, abortion is an issue. women in 12 states women cited abortion as their most important issue followed by jobs. the romney campaign used an ad trying to clarify the candidate's current position on the issue. >> you know, those ads say mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraceptions seemed a bit extreme, so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue is important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time. we just can't afford four more years. >> didn't take long for the obama campaign to respond with an ad of their own. >>
Oct 27, 2012 5:00am PDT
regaining a narrow lead, a lead he held over mitt romney before the presidential debates began earlier this month. the latest polling averages according to nate silver of "the new york times" give president obama 50.3 with mitt romney 48.6. president obama has a 74% chance of winning the election based on his strong performance in several swing states. the president is hoping to capitalize on the momentum to encourage voters to go to the polls as soon as possible by taking advantage of early voting. as of this morning, more than 10.5 million people have already cast their ballots including the president himself. president obama flew back to chicago on thursday to take advantage of early voting in illinois becoming the first sitting president in history to cast a ballot early. mitt romney's campaign, meanwhile, has been buffeted by a series of things that happened to put him on defensive. richard mourdock, who romney has endorsed, became the latest gop candidate to make con throw versal comments about rape. john sununu suggested that former secretary of state colin powell had crossed pa
Oct 7, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >> under governor romney's definition there are a bunch of millionaires and billionaires who are small businesses. donald trump is a small business. i know he doesn't like to think he's small anything, but it's how you define small businesses to get business income. >> this term is driving me nut, i have to be honest. it's become so central. everyone celebrates small business. it seems to me, a term in search of an actual definition. there's no agreed upon definition. it could mean anything. it's like saying workers. that includes hedge fund managers and janitors because they both work. it's not a useful concept. reverse engineered to score a political point. it begins as it's business, but it's small. it's great. it's not big business. big business is bad but it's business, it's not the state, the public sector. it's small, but it's business. what is a small business? >> it's completely misrepresented many ways. people use the term because it's easy to get behind small business. nobody wants to go out and say i'm against small business. this helps or this hurts small business. in term
Oct 21, 2012 5:00am PDT
president obama and mitt romney on last month's attack in benghazi, libya. the issue was seen as a slam dunk for romney, but quickly turned into a political disaster. >> the day after the attack, governor, i stood in the rose garden and i told the american people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror. >> i think it was interesting, the president said on the day after the attack, he went into the rose garden and said this was an act of terror. you said in the rose garden, the day after the attack, it was an act of terror. it was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you are saying? is that what you are saying? >> please proceed, governor. >> i want to make that clear for the record. it took him 14 days before he called it an attack. >> he did, in fact, sir. let me call it an act of terror. >> after that, romney dropped libya from his speech and has not mentioned it since. because he backed away from talking about benghazi doesn't mean there are unanswered questions. thursday night, jon stewart tried to get at that during an i
Oct 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
. in the swing state of iowa, endorsed mitt romney for president after the paper agreed to an off the record interview to the president and blasted the president for getting off the record. printed it on the record and endorsed mitt romney. the last time they endorsed a republican for president was when they made the call to go with richard nixon. many are preparing for hurricane sandy. eight states declared a state of emergency. a national hurricane center said it's expected to bring strong winds and a significant storm surge to the mid-atlantic states and southern new england. dylilylan drier has the latest. >> good morning. thanks. we are focusing on a category one her honor here. it is still moving to the northeast. it's going to take the turn to the northwest. right now, it's still almost 400 miles to the east of charleston, south carolina. it is still very far out to sea and moving to the northeast. it is an expansive storm. it's huge, stretching all the way through the eastern sea board, roughing up the surge. look at the heavy bands of rain moving into virginia beach, maryland, delaw
Oct 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
romney this tuesday. i think biden accomplished that mission. i think what made the difference was that biden was aggressive, uninhibited with preoccupation by preserving his own image and adept at leveraging his stature. the single best exchange biden wasted no time for calling out ryan for his apparent hypocrisy when it comes to stimulus funds. >> look at the $90 billion in stimulus. the vice president was in charge of seeing this. $90 billion in green pork to campaign contributors and special interest groups. >> i'm not allowed to show letters. go on our website. he sent me two letters saying, by the way, can you send me some stimulus money for companies here in the state of wisconsin. we sent millions of dollars. you know what -- >> you did ask for stimulus money. >> sure he did. >> on two occasions we advocated for constituents who were applying for grants. that's what we do. we do that for all constituents. >> i love that. this is such a bad program and he writes me a letter saying the reason we need this stimulus, it will create growth and jobs. >> my favorite part of th
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